Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_12


The basic definition of ablation is ‘elimination or removal’. Medically, it is a procedure involving destruction of brain tissue to decrease the activity of a brain structure, or interrupt information transmitted along a specific tract.

 Facet Joint Pain

 Pain Treatment, Intracranial Ablative Procedures

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